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Job Posting: Victoria Executive Director

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Job Summary

We are looking for an inspired leader who is capable of mobilizing staff and community on a grand scale so as to complete at least $1MILL worth of high-quality renovations in 2019 and 1.2 MILL in 2020, maintaining that level annually.

This person must be of high integrity and willing to ignite others to work together with common purpose to create legacies of infrastructure renewal.

The Victoria Executive Director will be responsible for leadership and management of staff and the local HeroWork community, fiscal management and fundraising, local growth strategies, communications, and event logistics.

He or she will delegate tasks as required and work collegially with all staff and board members, working in cooperation and with common vision.

Provide leadership for the organization, in conjunction with the CEO and Board of Directors (where appropriate), to implement a strategic vision and plan for the organization.  As Victoria’s Executive Director, leadership in all aspects of vision is key to the organization’s success.  Excellence in motivation with staff, volunteers, donors, and sponsors is a key requirement, along with focused support and collaboration with CEO, staff and volunteer leadership teams.


Leadership & Management

  • Develop and execute a business plan, based on the CEO’s and the Board of Directors’ strategic direction.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the business goals.
  • Develop a financial plan for the local organization, orchestrate fundraising, administer the funds of the organization based on a plan approved by the CEO.
  • Develop and/or adjust a human resources (HR) plan for the organization, including both a plan for volunteer management as well as a staffing plan. Oversee the implementation of the HR plan, including all relevant policies and practices to ensure a high standard of staffing procedures, effective staff management and employee
  • Establish good working and collaborative relationships with community groups, funders, politicians, and other non-profit organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Manage HeroWork Victoria in a fiscally responsible, transparent manner, including the preparation and monitoring of operational budgets, the implementation of approved policies for the allocation and distribution of resources, and provides monthly statements of revenues and expenditures, plus yearly projections to the CEO.
  • Oversees project management of HeroWork Radical Renovations in Victoria, ensuring deadlines, key decisions, and budgets are on track.
  • Management of business related to existing and new partner charities, including agreements, charters, seed money instalments, build designs, aesthetics, etc.
  • Actively engage volunteers, event coordinators, partnering charities, sponsors, and funders.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the local organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, image, and implement measures to mitigate or control risks.
  • Ensure effective systems are in place to track efficiency in both the operational and fundraising aspects of the organization, regularly evaluating and measuring successes that can be communicated to the CEO, board, funders, and other stakeholders.

During Radical Renovations

  • Inspires and mobilizes volunteer corps in cooperation with staff.
  • Directs and assists volunteer teams with the development and execution of projects, ensuring that all groups meet their goals.
  • Ensures volunteer teams have the tools and materials necessary to carry out their objectives.

Fundraising & Communications

  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities according to business plans, including grant writing.
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with partners and funders both during and in between Radical Renovation events
  • Serve as the “face” of the organization to local media, and the community at large, using external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Insure implementation of all aspects of marketing, outreach, and communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of building strong brand awareness in the community.

Relationship with CEO and Board

  • Reports directly to CEO.
  • Prepares monthly report to CEO
  • Attends board meetings only when required by CEO.
  • When necessary, acts on behalf of CEO is his/her absence or as directed or delegated.
  • Participates in strategic planning in collaboration with CEO and the board.

Work Conditions

  • We have at least two major projects per year that require full weekends for up to a month for each, as well as extra time during the week & evening.
  • Ability to work the occasional evening and weekend outside of events.
  • Ability to be physically active.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Exciting, fast-paced environment that evolves quickly. Must be able to handle change elegantly.



  • Experience with leadership in the not-for-profit sector an asset.
  • At least five years of senior leadership experience; a track record of effectively leading an organization and staff.
  • Experience in developing and operationalizing strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams and create healthy, safe and positive workplaces.
  • Strong project management skills; knowledge of buildings and construction is an asset.
  • Strong financial and budget management skills.
  • Past success working with a board of directors.
  • Experience in fundraising and community development with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Event management and coordination skills an asset.
  • Ability to represent the organization in the community, including comfort with, and an aptitude for public speaking.
  • Ability to develop and execute on strategic and financial plans.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a demonstrated ability to prepare grant proposals; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Computer literacy and comfortable with technology.
  • Possess passion, idealism, integrity, a positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher, ideally in a relevant discipline, is an asset. Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Leadership training and/or Canadian Fundraising Executive designation are assets.


  • Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience.
  • Three weeks vacation.
  • Extended health & dental.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their related background, experience and qualifications by end of day Jan 18th, 2019 to: or drop off to HeroWork, Attention: Paul Latour, CEO,  1075 Alston Street, Victoria, B.C. V9A 3S6. Please quote “Victoria Executive Director" in the subject line.